Ecuador Service-Learning Experience

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Placement dates: May 1 to June 5 (exact travel dates subject to change)

Dates of mandatory pre-departure training are to be determined.


Note: Bursaries are available for students who demonstrate financial need, which will reduce fees by 25% ($1000).

Price includes return airfare from Winnipeg, program fee, two weeks of in-country Spanish language lessons, food and accommodation, mandatory health insurance, sightseeing excursions, all in-country transport, IDI training and the Extended Education course “Transformative Partnerships: An Introduction to Service-Learning.”

In this rewarding five-week placement, participants will be based in one of our partner schools in Ecuador. You will promote cultural exchange and self-esteem to youth. Working with teachers from the municipality, you will play a role in incorporating English language training into the curriculum. Pre-departure training in teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) will be provided. Knowledge of conversational Spanish is recommended, but not necessary. Applicants with limited Spanish language skills are encouraged to apply.

Ecuador SLE is recommended for students interested in Spanish, cultural exchange, education and Latin-American history.

Participants are eligible for recognition on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR).

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Gerardo Villagran

 Updated December 10, 2016


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“The Ecuador Service-Learning Experience gave me an opportunity to put what I have learned over the past few years into practice, and to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for my studies. The richness and embeddedness of community in Ecuadorian culture is something that will stay with me, and a lesson that I hope to apply to my life to Winnipeg.” - 2013 Participant


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